Special Interest Groups Spending Big Money On Wisconsin Recall Elections

Thursday, August 4th, 2011 at 7:05 am

Special interest groups have been spending a lot of money on recall elections. Now, a government watchdog organization is reporting nearly 30 outside groups have spent millions in Wisconsin’s Senate recall elections.

The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign reports 29 groups have registered with state election officials, reporting a whopping $12.5 million in the money those groups have spent on the recalls. Campaign finance reports filed with the state show a group called “We Are Wisconsin” whch is a coalition of labor unions, raised $9.7 million and spent $7.9 million.

Voters upset with legislators’ stances on Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining law launched recall efforts against nine senators this past spring. Elections involving six Republican incumbents are set for Tuesday. Two more Democrats face elections on Aug. 16.

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